Tag Archives: blood

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

What is the normal blood oxygen saturation by age? When to seek help

Normal blood oxygen range for seniors Older adults typically have lower saturation levels compared to their younger counterparts. An acceptable level for some older men and women is around 95 percent. Health conditions will mean these values vary, but blood oxygen below 92 percent requires emergency treatment. People should watch out for symptoms of hyperoxemia… Read More »

NSW woman dies of blood clots after jab

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned against rushing to conclusions after the death of a NSW woman who developed blood clots a day after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The 48-year-old woman was a diabetic, and preliminary tests have not found a conclusive link to the vaccination, The Daily Mail reports. “It has not yet been… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Rollout delayed in Europe over blood clot fears – latest

Johnson & Johnson will “proactively delay the rollout of our vaccine in Europe”, the pharmaceutical company revealed on Tuesday. It follows a handful of reports that link the vaccine to dangerous blood clots. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the rollout of the vaccine be freezed in the US while investigations… Read More »